Local Utah Church History Tours with Trip Leader |
Glenn Rawson

Utah Saints, Sites & Settlements Tours
with Glenn Rawson

We Listened and are excited to announce that Glenn will be doing
7 Different Local Utah tours during 2023!

We've had so many requests for shorter and budget friendly local travel options!
Come learn about the unique history in and around Utah and hear the stories
of the early settlers in each community!

Join Glenn on one trip or multiple trips throughout the year!


1-3 Day Bus Tours


Must be able to walk with the group

Trip Dates Vary by Tour:

May 25-June 3
Oct 3-5

Each Tour is Priced Differently
Prices Start at $195 per person

Questions? Let’s Talk: 801-997-8907 ext 1

Join story teller Glenn Rawson on an epic expedition to the majestic Teton Mountains and some of the most beautiful Fall Colors Canyons in the World!

Local Tours – 

Join Glenn in 2023 and experience the local history and special church sites in and around Utah. This first of its kind short history tours are limited to a single bus. 

These special trips with Glenn will teach you about many of the special places and locations throughout Utah that you won’t want to miss!

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Local Utah Tours

Saints, Sites, and Settlements Tours 

Come with us as we explore the history of the Latter-day Saints in these valleys of the Rocky Mountains. There is so much history and so many fascinating stories that took place right here in Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming. We have organized short, inexpensive tours that will go out and explore, sites, settlements, temples, tabernacles, and cemeteries as we learn our local history–what happened, and who made it happen.

Each tour will travel by bus to various places where we will explore those sites and hear the stories taught by missionaries and local guides. Glenn will lead the tours and teach along the way. Most of the tours will be out and back in one day, thus saving the costs of expensive hotels and restaurants. You can pick and choose which tours you would like to take, or you can sign up for all and save money. You are invited to come and learn the rich and colorful history that took place in your own backyard.

All trip itineraries are subject to change as per current conditions, timing, group preference and at the sole discretion of the trip leader.  However, each day will be chock full of stories and histories of the various areas.

This tour will start at This is the Place Heritage Park and follow the footsteps of those pioneers who first entered the Valley in the summer of 1847. We will visit the last miles of the Pioneer Trail, the monument where Brigham Young declared, “This is the right place. Drive on!” The first encampments of the pioneers in the Valley. Ensign Peak, Temple Square and the base meridian, the Salt Lake Tabernacle and the Holy Temple. We will close the afternoon at the Pioneer cemetery, enjoy a catered dinner back at the Park and be home by dark. 

This tour will begin near the pioneer settlement of Mosquito Springs, west of Ogden. (Near Hooper, Utah) We will travel through the back roads along the old pioneer trail road, up through to colorful Corinne, Utah. We will then turn east and go over to Brigham City and its historic tabernacle, and then work our way south down highway 89 stopping in Ogden at historic Fort Buenaventura. We will explore all the way back to Sessions Settlement known today as Bountiful—stopping at sites of interest along the way. We then cross I-15 and make our way back north to an amazing catered dinner and concert near where you parked your car and send you home to sleep in your own bed.

This tour will pick up where we left off in Ogden and we will journey to Logan where we will visit the Logan Temple and Tabernacle. We will cross the valley to Clarkston and visit the grave of Martin Harris. We then journey north through Whitney and Preston to the site of the Bear River Massacre. We will then return to Ogden for a catered dinner and home.

This tour will leave from This is the Place Heritage Park and travel down I-15 to St George. We will make as many stops as time will allow. We want to stop at Cove Fort and the Old Capital at Fillmore. We will spend the night in St. George. The following day we will experience St. George Live. From there we will spend the day exploring the history of the area. That night we will enjoy a catered dinner, and if you choose, a temple session. The next day, we depart St. George and return to Salt Lake via Highway 89. We will pass through the settlements of Panguitch, Circleville, up through the Valley of the San Pete, the Manti Temple, and finally back to I-15 and to your car, parked at the This is the Place. We will again enjoy a catered dinner and head home. 

This tour will begin in South Salt Lake and will pass down through back streets of the Salt Lake Valley stopping at significant historical places along the way. We will go over Point of the Mountain and visit various sites in Utah Valley. We will learn the story of the saints first coming to the Valley in 1849, the Indian Tribes that made the Valley their home. We will visit old Fort Utah and the Provo City Center Temple and learn their fascinating history. In the late afternoon we will return to Salt Lake for a catered dinner at the Park.

This tour received rave reviews in Oct 2022 and Glenn will be doing it again with a few changes. This tour will take you through the mountains of eastern Idaho and western Wyoming. Our turn-around point was Jackson, Wyoming. We passed through the historic Malad Valley, old Pocatello, Eagle Rock (Idaho Falls) and into Rexburg. We passed the site of the old Teton Dam. From there we went over the Range to Jackson and stopped at the historic Moulton Barn. From there we spent the night in Afton, Wyoming. The next morning, we will journey over to Evanston, Echo and Big Mountain.  The colors were awesome and the scenery breathtaking. We returned to our cars in the evening and a catered dinner at the Park.

PENDING INTEREST: Eastern Utah Tour (3-4 Days)

We are also considering a tour of the Canyonlands, Bluff Fort, and many Eastern Utah locations that have amazing history and stories but are rarely visited and lesser known. We are taking a waiting list for those interested in having us do this tour. There is no cost to signup to be on the waiting list. If we have sufficient interest, we will schedule this tour for early Fall. Please let us know if you are interested in this tour by sending an email to Support@GlennRawsonStories.com or Travel@amazingvacationsusa.com

We anticipate these trips will sell out fast! Sign up to join one or more of these tours today!

Once you complete your payment, a member of our team will be in touch to answer any questions you might have and will collect additional information about the travelers in your group to ensure an Amazing experience. You should receive an email and phone call within 2 business days of placing your order.  If you have specific questions you are welcome to email travel@AmazingVacationsUSA.com and we are happy to respond via email or even hop on a phone or video call with you. 

When adding a trip to your cart, you are paying a deposit to hold your spot on the trip. Your deposit will automatically be applied to the final payment for the trip you are joining. Our team will be in contact with you for final payment approximately 60 days before your trip. Full payment for all trips is due 45 days prior to your travel date. 

The following trips are multi-day trips Church History trips that are either led by Glenn Rawson or have been designed by Glenn with the educator carefully selected and trained by Glenn. 

May 30, Sept 15 Salt Lake Valley – 1 Day Tour ($295 Includes dinner & Park Admission)
 May 26, Sept 14 Salt Lake Cutoff Trail – 1 Day Tour ($195 Includes Catered Dinner and Concert)
May 25, Sept 13 Cache Valley – 1 Day Tour ($295 Includes Catered Dinner)
May 31, Sept 16 Utah Valley – 1 Day Tour ($265 Includes Catered Dinner)

June 1-3, Sept 21-23

Salt Lake to St George – 3 Day Tour ($939 pp single room, $785 pp double room, $695 pp triple/quad room)
 TBD Eastern Utah Settlements Tour – 3-4 Day Tour (Price $ TBD depending on interest)
 Oct 3-5, 2023  Fall Colors Tour – 3 Day Tour ($989 pp single room, $885 pp double room, $795 pp triple/quad room)

Interested in learning more about these short trips with Glenn?
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What's Included?

  • Luxury Bus Transportation from designated meeting place. Location varies by tour.
  • Multi Day Trips include hotel Deluxe Hotels
  • Single Day Trips do NOT include hotel accommodations (We can assist if hotel reservations are needed)
  • All Entrance or Park Fees during the trip
  • Trip Leaders and Guides
  • Snacks & Special Catered Group Dinners each night Included in the price
  • Glenn Rawson Trip Leader*
  • Judy Barron tour manager**

*In the event of any health emergencies, schedules are subject to change. It is possible that a tour manager or trip leader may need to be substituted. We cannot guarantee availability or the health of a trip leader to lead a trip. 

** Tour Manager may vary depending on tour

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